General Daytime Hours

***As part of a phased plan to reopen the Garden, we will be open limited hours until further notice.***

If you wish to visit the Garden please click here for details.

Please note, Pole Branch Road is currently closed from Fewell Road to Hwy. 274 and the detour utilizes Fewell Road. Click here to view a detour map.


General Daytime Admission

The Garden is currently open to Members only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Garden Members:  Free
Learn more about becoming a member here!

Please note, special event admission fees may apply to select events.

Museums for All

(Note: This program may be subject to temporary changes to accommodate current Covid protocols)

As a benefit of your EBT card, you can visit during daytime hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) as often as you'd like for only $1 per person. Simply show your benefits card at admissions to receive the discount for up to six family members. Offer not valid for select events including Chinese Lantern Festival and Holidays at the Garden.
Click here to learn more about this program.


Contact us at info@dsbg.org or (704) 825-4490.


Do you have wheelchairs or strollers available?
Wheel chairs and strollers are not available for rent, although the Garden is stroller/handicap accessible. Benches are located throughout the Garden.

Are pets allowed?
Only trained service animals that perform life functions for individuals with disabilities are permitted in the Garden.

What if it rains?
The Garden is open rain or shine. Refunds or rain checks on admission ticket purchases are not granted for weather related reasons. In the event of extreme weather including snow or a bad storm the Garden may close. Please call 704-825-4490 prior to your visit.

Can we bring food and beverages?
Picnics and coolers are welcome anywhere on the property, but please no alcoholic carry-ins or grills. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis on the terrace or at picnic tables.

Do you have a restaurant on site?
No, but drinks and light snacks are available in The Garden Store for purchase. The Garden occasionally hosts food trucks for special events, but please inquire for more details.

Can I bring art supplies and/or a camera?
Yes, the Garden encourages creativity! Please read our photo policy here for more info on photography in the Garden before your visit.